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Character Links 5 curriculum

Written collaboratively by: Audra Scheel, Michelle May, Sara Koepke, Kim McGraw, and Becca Tullar

4-H Character All Stars will implement the Character Links 5 curriculum for the 2018-19 school year. Within the curriculum five character traits are highlighted: Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, Kindness and Citizenship. Each lesson uses literature to help students process the concepts. Lessons are interactive and provide the framework for youth to develop into healthy adults. This curriculum is geared towards third, fourth and fifth grades. Lessons are meant to be done monthly and the order may be switched around to coordinate with school’s current character programs. SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Programs Advisors (YPA’s) will train Character All Star (CAS) students prior to starting series at a time that works for CAS schedule’s by going through power points on Box “Working with Younger Youth” and “Assembly & Classroom Character Message Preparation”. We encourage meeting with school faculty to develop a process and timeline that works best for all involved. Thank you to Karelyn Farrand, former SDSU Extension Character Education Field Specialist, for providing the vision for this project.